Q: What type of felony is this
If someone applied for unemployment last year and put an incorrect reason for losing job on application and received regular unemployment benefits then was automatically enrolled in temporary pua benefits when regular benefits ended, receiving a total of $11,000 from unemployment would that offense be state jail theft in Texas
A: The Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA) provides for administrative, civil action, and criminal penalties for fraudulent misrepresentation. However, during 2020, nine individuals were indicted for Felony Theft of Unemployment benefits, namely Class A misdemeanors and state jail felonies, but were allowed to make full restitution owed in exchange for a dismissal of charges.
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